1 When human voices cannot sing
and human hearts are breaking,
we bring our grief to you, O God,
who knows our inner aching.
2 Set free our spirits from all fear —
the cloud of dark unknowing,
and let the light, the Christ-light show
the pathway of our going.
3 Make real for us your holding love,
the love which is your meaning,
the power to move the stone of death,
the hope of Easter morning.
4 And let the one we love now go
where we, in faith, shall follow,
to travel in the Spirit's peace,
to make an end to sorrow.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #355a
|First Line:||When human voices cannot sing|
|Author:||Shirley Erena Murray|
|Copyright:||Words from "Every Corner Sing" by permission Hope Publishing Co., USA|
|Article:||"When Human Voices Cannot Sing": a hymn for a funeral liturgy by Bernadette Grasslein and Gordon Johnson (from "The Hymn")|